Locke Lord Lawyers Attend First Selection Days for Hartford InsurTech Hub; Will Team with Accelerator in 2019

Insurance & Reinsurance Newsletter
January 2019

The Hartford InsurTech Hub (the Hub) was established in 2018 to attract new talent and technology to Hartford, CT, one of the ‎world’s leading insurance centers. Backed by Startupbootcamp, which was founded in Copenhagen in 2010 with the mission ‎of supporting the world’s best entrepreneurs through all stages of their growth, the Hub was created by a group of executives ‎from the Hartford area, including insurers and related firms, representatives from the City of Hartford and community ‎organizations. ‎

The aim of the Hub is to provide entrepreneurs with the support, resources, and industry and investor connections they need ‎to help grow their business and to build a culture of innovation leveraging international entrepreneurs in Hartford, while ‎developing a local innovation ecosystem supported by local resources, capabilities and talent, in which insurance technology ‎startups can grow and flourish.‎

Twenty-two startups were invited to the first Selection Days held at Upward Hartford on November 27-29. A Locke Lord team ‎of lawyers from the Firm’s Hartford and Chicago offices was part of the Selection Team which interviewed and provided ‎expertise toward the selection of the companies that will move forward to the accelerator. Of the 22 startups, 10 were chosen ‎to join a three-month accelerator program beginning on February 4, 2019. ‎

Locke Lord looks forward to working with the Hartford InsurTech Hub in the new year, in particular with the cohort starting in ‎February.‎